NGO Monitor (Non-governmental Organization Monitor) is an Israeli non-governmental organization with the stated aim of "promoting critical debate and accountability of Human Rights NGOs in the Arab Israeli conflict. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. Human rights refers to the "basic Rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled " The Economist and Jewish Telegraphic Agency identify NGO Monitor as a pro-Israel group  and The Jerusalem Post states the organization writes reports detailing the operations of alleged anti-Israel political NGOs. The Economist is an English-language weekly news and International affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA is an international News agency serving Jewish community Newspapers and media around the world The Jerusalem Post is an Israeli daily English-language Broadsheet Newspaper, founded on December 1, 1932 Anti-Zionism is opposition to Zionism, an international political movement and ideology that supports a Homeland for the Jewish People in the land known 
NGO Monitor is the central project of the Organization for NGO Responsibility, a self-described independent non-profit organization registered in Israel operating out of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Institute for Contemporary Affairs whose publisher is Dore Gold, a former ambassador to the United Nations for Israel and advisor to Ariel Sharon. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA was founded in 1976 by Professor Daniel J Ambassador Dore Gold (* 1953 is a former Israeli Diplomat. He also served as President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs as well as an advisor (אריאל  Its editor is Gerald M. Steinberg, a professor at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.  It was formerly a joint project of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and B'nai Brith International founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation. The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith ( IPA: /bəneɪ 'brɪθ/ Hebrew: בני ברית "Sons of the Covenant " is the oldest continually-operating  Its staff includes:
NGO Monitor states that it was founded with funding from the Wechsler Family Foundation originally directed to the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.  Nina Rosenwald, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), is another NGO Monitor donor. The Council on Foreign Relations ( CFR) is an American Nonpartisan foreign policy membership organization founded in 1921 and based at 58 East 68th Street (at The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA is a Boston -based non-profit pro-Israel media watchdog group which was founded in 1982 
NGO Monitor describes its objective as "promoting critical debate and accountability of Human Rights NGOs in the Arab Israeli conflict. " The organization further describes its aims as "to end to the practice used by certain self-declared 'humanitarian NGOs' of exploiting the label 'universal human rights values' to promote politically and ideologically motivated anti-Israel agendas. " 
NGO Monitor has criticized several international human rights organizations, such as Christian Aid (for its alleged "extensive involvement in anti-Israel propaganda campaigns"), Human Rights Watch (for being "systematically and exceedingly biased"), Amnesty International, Oxfam, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Medecins Sans Frontieres (also known as Doctors Without Borders). Christian Aid is one of the biggest international development agencies in the world Human Rights Watch is a United States -based international Non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on Human rights. Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a Western based international Non-governmental organization which defines its mission as "to Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice The Center for Constitutional Rights ( CCR) is a non-profit legal advocacy organization based in New York City, New York, U Médecins Sans Frontières (pronounced) or Doctors Without Borders, is a secular humanitarian-aid Non-governmental organization best known 
It has also criticized the Ford Foundation for funding the Palestinian Al Mezan Center, which it claimed was involved in "blatantly political anti-Israel activities". The Ford Foundation is a Private foundation incorporated in Michigan and based in New York City created to fund programs that were chartered in 1936 by Palestinian people or Palestinians ( الشعب الفلسطيني, ash-sha`b al-filasTīni; الفلسطينيون, al-filasTīnīyyūn The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights is a nongovernmental organization based in the Jabalia Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.  Subsequent to this criticism, the Ford Foundation modified its policies regarding funding of NGOs. 
NGO Monitor has also accused B'Tselem, that describes itself as "The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories", of having a political agenda and falsifying and distorting data. B'Tselem (בצלם "in the image of" as in Genesis) is an Israeli Non-governmental organization (NGO that describes NGO Monitor further writes that B'Tselem also employs "abusive and demonizing rhetoric designed to elicit political support for Palestinians". 
A 2005 article in Jewish Daily Forward takes issue with NGO Monitor saying that Human Rights Watch (HRW) places “extreme emphasis on critical assessments of Israel” and is more critical of HRW than on any other of the 75 NGOs it concerns itself with. The Forward (פֿאָרווערטס Forverts) is a Jewish-American weekly Newspaper published in New York City. Leonard Fein claims that HRW devote more attention to five other nations in the region — Iraq, Sudan, Egypt, Turkey and Iran — than they did to Israel but that, despite extensive correspondence, editor Steinberg has failed to correct the misleading claim about HRW on the NGO Watch website. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. Sudan (officially the Republic of Sudan) ( السودان al-Sūdān is a country in northeastern Africa. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. The article claims other Israeli related distortions by NGO Monitor, outside its remit. 
NGO Monitor criticized the New Israel Fund, which states that its primary objective is to strengthen Israel's democracy, for funding organizations that the NGO Monitor claims are engaged in a "campaign to delegitimize Israel. The New Israel Fund ( NIF) is a Fund that is set up as the result of a philanthropic partnership of Israelis North Americans and " These claims were denied by the President of the New Israel Fund and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Peter Edelman, who described NGO Monitor's criticism as "un-democratic and un-Jewish" and "inherently and fundamentally flawed. Georgetown University Law Center ( Georgetown Law) is Georgetown University 's Law school, located in Washington D Peter B Edelman is a lawyer policy maker and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in the fields of poverty welfare juvenile justice and constitutional " 
In an article for Political Research Associates, which describes itself as a progressive think tank devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society, Jean Hardisty and Elizabeth Furdon describe NGO Monitor as a "conservative NGO watchdog group, NGO Monitor, which focuses on perceived threats to Israeli interests", adding that "the ideological slant of NGO Monitor's work is unabashedly pro-Israeli. It does not claim to be a politically neutral examination of NGO activities and practices. "
Ittijah, the Union of Arab Community Based Organisations in Israel, labels NGO Monitor as "an organ of the American pro-Israel lobby. Ittijah or "Union of Arab Community-Based Associations" is a network for Palestinian Non-governmental organizations (NGOs founded in 1995 in "  Editorialist Leonard Fein claimed that NGO Monitor had refused to correct a mistaken claim about another NGO.